Image Source. The scoop of the month was just published in Bloomberg Businessweek. It chronicles the story of Andrés Sepúlveda, a man who claims to have hacked elections in Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Venezuela. To give you a flavor of the piece: …Rendón, says Sepúlveda, saw that hackers […]
Boz (of Blogging by Boz) is perhaps my favorite Latin American hand publishing on the internet. This week he turned my attention to the violence that is wracking Venezuela. Writes Boz: Censurado 2 “Boz”. Bloggings by Boz. 20 August 2010. El Nacional reports that a government report from the National Institute for Statistics shows 19,133 […]
A collection of articles, essays, and blog post of merit. THE REPUBLIC American Murder Mystery Hannah Rosen Atlantic Magazine. July 2008. Over the last decade crime rates in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago have all shrunk. A great American success story? Not quite. While the crime rates of the big cities fell, […]
Should bookmark Southern Pulse. I have been reading this website for a week or so and have been consistently delighted with the reports it provides. I cannot think of any site that serves as its equal – all the big media outlets and think tanks have dozens of analysts monitoring the Middle East and North […]
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a Haitian acquaintance of mine. The topic of our conversation had turned towards the corruption endemic to many underdeveloped countries, upon which point he said: “When I came to America, I did not know what the word ‘bribe’ meant. We don’t have these things in Haiti. In Haiti, […]
The Boston Globe has published a powerful collection of photographs from Haiti. They say volumes more than anything I could ever hope to write.
Over the last few weeks I have noticed a transformation in the actions and rhetoric of Brazilian statesmen. None of Brasilia’s undertakings seem to be remarkable or abnormal when examined individually. Yet when viewed in the aggregate, it is hard to miss the new trend found within Brazil’s dealings with the outside world. A selection […]
Notes From All Over: A collection of recently published articles, essays, reports, or blog posts of merit. Life shall require my attention for the nest week, so please do not expect much in the way of new posts. In order to meet my readership’s desire for important world news updates and intelligent analysis, I have […]